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Helpful Documents

  • Go Advocate for Yourself

    Are you having a problem with a class or an assignment? Do you have a better idea for a special project or term paper? Would you like to pre-test in a subject so that if you already know the material, perhaps you could do a project instead of the “regular” classwork? Don’t just tell your friends. Talk to the teacher! Many students don’t know how to go about doing this. This document is meant to make it easier for everyone---students and   teachers
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  • Key to Reversing Underachievement

    Underachievement is defined as a discrepancy between a child’s school performance and some ability index such as an IQ score. It is a learned behavior that can be reversed over time. Here are some strategies for assisting students.
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  • RtI and the gifted student

    Response to intervention is a multi-tiered, problem solving approach that addresses academic and behavioral needs of ALL students. It is an integrated school improvement model that is standards-driven, proactive, and incorporates both prevention and intervention. Download this document to see a graphic of examples for gifted education
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  • Visible Thinking Strategies

    Visible Thinking is a flexible and systematic research-based approach to integrating the development of students' thinking with content learning across subject matters. An extensive and adaptable collection of practices, Visible Thinking has a double goal: on the one hand, to cultivate students' thinking skills and dispositions, and, on the other, to deepen content learning. By thinking dispositions, we mean curiosity, concern for truth and understanding, a creative mindset, not just being skilled but also alert to thinking and learning opportunities and eager to take them.
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